Re: “Union mentality reminiscent of Detroit” (letter, 11-23).
The writer needs to review the facts surrounding the recent Machinists union members’ rejection of Boeing’s attempt to destroy their pensions and introduce a bit of the Southern poverty economy to Washington state.
The “taking, taking, taking” he cites was really Boeing’s taking from the workers, not the other way around.
He claims the Machinists at Boeing are somehow repeating what the auto workers’ unions did in Detroit, leading to the loss of jobs. I might suggest he look up the history of the decline of the American car industry. He …